Have you ever experienced a meeting where "bodies were present, but minds were absent"? In this session you will get an introduction to a toolbox of facilitation techniques called Liberating Structures, that can be used to engage, energize and unleash teams in meetings, workshops or other group settings. You will be able to experience hands-on a series of simple, effective group processes to enhance in-person, hybrid and online meetings. These techniques allow groups to achieve surprising results by tapping into collective intelligence, fostering innovative thinking and shared insights.

Timothy Kato

Tim Kato

Acting Manager, Operations, University of British Columbia

As Acting Manager Operations in UBC's Learning Technology Hub, Tim oversees systems analysts and support analysts who support and maintain learning technology at UBC. With over 9 years of experience in educational technology support, Tim has developed core skills in analytical thinking, process management, incident management, problem management, communication, documentation, and customer service. Tim believes in a coach-based leadership approach and in fostering a culture of collaboration, learning, and wellbeing. Tim is an Associate Certified Coach and a member of the International Coaching Federation.

Barish Golland, 2024 Summit Speaker

Barish Golland

Change Management Specialist, Liberating Structures Facilitator, University of British Columbia

Barish Golland has been facilitating with Liberating Structures since 2015 and is co-chair of Liberating Structures Unleashed - Vancouver, a community of practice for facilitators. For the past 10 years, Barish has worked in the Higher Education sector in learning & development, change management and training. He is passionate about using facilitation to enable transformational, inclusive, and engaging change opportunities for all types of organizations and teams. 

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Technology Track

Session Format
Interactive Speaker Presentation (45 mins)